March Market Report

March 9, 2017

After a long struggle surviving the Courgette shortage amongst many others since the start of the year, things are beginning to settle down.  Although Broccoli & Iceberg looks as though it will tighten up again, due to the bad weather in the last couple of months which prevented planting.

European Gala will be coming to an end soon, and Bramleys remain relatively tight in supply. Braeburn are at good value even though supply is lower than this time last year, as well as Conference pears which are great value for money at the moment.

Easy peelers and Oranges supply will tighten slightly throughout March, Limes will increase in price however plenty of Lemons at good money, available in 30,35 & 100. Red Grapes are superb quality at the moment,  in both loose and punnet. Strawberries & Raspberries have been surprisingly good, given the circumstances in Spain.

Spanish & Moroc Tomatoes are coming to an end soon, Peppers and Courgettes are likely to increase in price again over the month due to the cold spell in Spain, and poor light levels. Cucumbers will also be short in supply and prices are not set to ease until we get onto Dutch in the coming weeks.

Sprouts will be coming to an end soon, and English Cauliflower shall be in good supply. Broccoli as mentioned will become tight due to the poor weather.

It is a difficult month for Potatoes, sales of the premium Agria and Markies have increased due to the poor quality of other potatoes. We also have some brilliant Local Markies from West Cumbria which have proven to be a great replacement to Piper and at nearly half the price. Jerseys will be due in the next few weeks, and Cyprus Spunta so watch this space.